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I keep waking in the morning with blood running down my throat, today a thick clot of mucus dropped down to with fresh blood I have had this for two d?

I keep waking in the morning with blood running down my throat, today a thick clot of mucus dropped down to with fresh blood I have had this for two d?

Nose bleed: This can occur as a result of trauma, infection, nasal lesion, medication side effect (eg blood thinners or nasal steroids) or other more rare triggers. ENT docs can use a scope to both identify the source and treat any potential causes. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?

Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?

URI: The blood in throat is unusual, but everything else sounds like a bad case of pharyngitis, URI, mono, flu, etc. Perhaps tonsils are so enflamed and swollen that coughing violently caused them to bleed? I recommend going to urgent care for exam. ...Read more

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It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

Get checked: Your local ENT can give you a good checkup to make sure there are no masses or lesions in your nose causing any bleeding or help to decrease the mucous which might be giving you this sensation. ...Read more

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My nose has been running and I smell and taste blood in my nose and down my throat. What does could it be?

My nose has been running and I smell and taste blood in my nose and down my throat. What does could it be?

Epistaxis: Sounds like your nose is bleeding towards the back of your nose. You should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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Why do I taste blood in the back of my throat when running? After this happens I feel like I can't breath for a split second and heart rate spikes

Why do I taste blood in the back of my throat when running? After this happens I feel like I can't breath for a split second and heart rate spikes

@ your age U should-: -C a cardiologist for a stress test 2 make sure Ur heart is ok 4 Ur running. May taste blood or snot, & this can B from heat, high humidity. As long as U don't spit blood U should B ok. Pulmonary hypertension can cause bleeding in the lungs, just like thuorbred horses that race. If a horse bleeds, a vet must scope the lungs, & it actually bleeding, they R allowed 2 run on Lasix (furosemide). Pulm. Pressure dcrs ...Read more

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A drip in the back of the throat after a concussion 4 days ago nose and ears no blood or running was checked out no raccoon eyes or battle sign?

A drip in the back of the throat after a concussion 4 days ago nose and ears no blood or running was checked out no raccoon eyes or battle sign?

Post nasal drip?: Likely unrelated if no headache / dizziness / vision, hearing, or balance changes. If any of those are present, should follow up with your Dr or at ER for recheck, as might need CT scan. ...Read more

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Coughing up yellowish stuff with a little blood sometime, throat hurts n can't breath that well, n running nose, Tonsils feel swollen, barely can talk?

Coughing up yellowish stuff with a little blood sometime, throat hurts n can't breath that well, n running nose, Tonsils feel swollen, barely can talk?

Likely viral illness: It is hard to tell for sure, but viral illness--laryngitis/bronchitis--is likely causing your infliction. Not knowing your age, other illnesses you may have, medication (s) you are taking, I cannot advise on the specifics. Often OTC meds such as Mucinex/Delsym/Coricidin, motrin/tylenol-cold can help alleviate your symptoms. Consult doc for an evaluation if not better in 3-5 days. Good luck ...Read more

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Got Sore Throat due to change in weather 4 days back. No fever, No running nose. Sore Throat improves but from Last 2 days having little blood in Spit?

Got Sore Throat due to change in weather 4 days back. No fever, No running nose. Sore Throat improves but from Last 2 days having little blood in Spit?

SoarThroat aResponse: To a combination of issues; weather unlikely a significant issue, more likely a diversion of attention from more powerful internal issues controlling throat cells, tissues, muscles, immune system, etc.; all controlled from mind/brain. Blood in saliva is c/w enough tissue irritation/damage sufficient to break some capillaries, thus bleeding. Fragile throat tissues bleed from repeated coughing, etc. ...Read more

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My throat has mucus running down the back and it hurts, I have a slight headache, what is wrong with me? What medicine should I take

My throat has mucus running down the back and it hurts, I have a slight headache, what is wrong with me? What medicine should I take

Sore: Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment.

Reasons to seek care are:
- any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing
- if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days
- any difficulty opening your mouth
- unable to swallow
- severe pain
- bleeding in the throat
- redness or swelling on the outside of the neck
- any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing

in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help. These have all been shown to be as effective (and safer!) than most over-the-counter medications. Our grandmas really did know best! ...Read more

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I have a nosebleed and can feel the blood going down my throat, should I I prevent this?

I have a nosebleed and can feel the blood going down my throat, should I I prevent this?

Unsure: Hold head forward and pressure on the sides of your nose. Doing move your hands. If the bleeding continues get to the er. ...Read more

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Clots of blood coming from sinus and going down throat sputum with blood streaks?

Go To ER: If you are bleeding that much you need to be seen by an ent. If it is significant go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Is there an antihistamine that helps slow down mucus running down the back of your throat?

Is there an antihistamine that helps slow down mucus running down the back of your throat?

Recommendation.: You can try Zyrtec 10 mg or Claritin 10 mg daily for week. Both of these medications are long lasting for 24 hours and should be taking once a day. ...Read more

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Hi I hurt my neck during whilst trampolining and heard a click then ever since I felt blood trickling down my throat is it serious?

Hi I hurt my neck during whilst trampolining and heard a click then ever since I felt blood trickling down my throat is it serious?

Blood?: Doubt if that's blood. The two would seem unrelated. Best bet is an allergic pharyngitis that responds well to antihistamines. Brain fluid leaks cause a runny nose. A basilar skull fracture could cause auditory symptoms. If the trickling feee;ing continues consider being examined for other signs of a head injury. At this point, I am not alarmed by your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause your throat to bleed or have streaks of blood down you throat and in the back of the back?

Can strep throat cause your throat to bleed or have streaks of blood down you throat and in the back of the back?

Not usually: Strep is a extremely sore throat caused by a bacteria. Usually people have red dots on back roof of their mouth as well as white exudate on the back of their throat. Some people have a fever and upset stomach along with the sore throat. ...Read more

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I had a nosebleed today with blood dripping down my throat. I has no outward signs. It stopped bleeding on its own. Is there cause for concern?

I had a nosebleed today with blood dripping down my throat. I has no outward signs. It stopped bleeding on its own. Is there cause for concern?

Generally No: Nosebleeds are common and have various causes. Determining the cause will help to avoid them in the future. Commonly finger trauma (nose-picking) leads to nasal bleeds; use a tissue when removing debris. When the mucosa is dry it can easily bleed; use a humidifier to avoid this. High blood pressure can rupture small vessels; control your blood pressure. See your doctor if bleeds do not stop. ...Read more

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I have large bumps on the back of my tongue running down into my throat that weren't there before. It's painless but slowly getting worse. What is it?

I have large bumps on the back of my tongue running down into my throat that weren't there before. It's painless but slowly getting worse. What is it?

Taste buds: You are describing circumvallate papillae or taste buds on the back of tongue. These sometimes go unnoticed, but once you notice them, you think they are abnormal. You should see ENT doctor to check it out and make sure there is not some other problem. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I have a warm feeling running down my throat, I feel it more on my left side I feel some what congested, at times I have to clear my throat

This: This is called post nasal drip. The mucous produced in your nose as a result of a cold or allergies can travel from your nose down into your throat. This feels exactly how you described your symptoms "warm feeling running down my throat." the key to stopping this is to take an anti-histamine like Claritin or alavert and sudafed when you are congested.
If your symptoms persists you may have a condition called allergic rhinitis which your doctor can treat with a steroid nasal spray.
Take care. ...Read more

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Hello! I recently have had drainage running down my throat the past week and now have three white sores appear in the back of my throat. Any idea of what it could be?

Hello! I recently have had drainage running down my throat the past week and now have three white sores appear in the back of my throat. Any idea of what it could be?

Post nasal drainage: Typically, Post Nasal Drainage (PND) is either allergic or viral in origin. In most cases conservative treatment with a mucolytic medicine or antihistamine will help. The white areas - depending on where they are - might be small viral ulcers, tonsil debris or inflammatation. Worsening of symptoms like sore throat associated with fever, chills, fatigue, etc would warrant further investigation. ...Read more